Impact players in the Fiesta Bowl
Colt McCoy, quarterback
The Texas junior was the Heisman Trohpy runner-up. He was 291-for-375 for 3,445 yards for 32 touchdowns and just 7 interceptions. His completion percentage was a gaudy 77.6 percent. McCoy also led the Longhorns in rushing with 576 yards on 128 carries for 10 touchdowns.
Terrelle Pryor, quarterback
The Ohio State freshman took over the starting quarterback job midseason and has been giving opposing defenses fits ever since. The mobile quarterback was 95-for-152 for 1,245 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also rushed for 553 yards and six touchdowns on the ground.
Jordan Shipley, wide receiver
The Texas senior led the Longhorns in receptions with 79 for a team-best 982 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also returned one punt and one kickoff for a touchdown.
Chris "Beanie" Wells, running back
The Ohio State junior rushed for 1,091 yards in only nine games for eight touchdowns. He averaged more than 120 yards per game.
James Laurinaitis, linebacker
The Ohio State senior is one of the top defensive talents in the nation and his numbers back it up. He led the Buckeyes in tackles with an astounding 121, which is good for more than 10 per game. He also chipped in four sacks and two interceptions.
Brian Orakpo, defensive end
The Texas senior won the Lombardi Award, which is given to the nation's top college lineman or linebacker. He tallied 36 tackles, four forced fumbles, led the Longhorns with 10.5 sacks and led the team with 15.5 tackles for losses.
Quan Cosby, wide receiver
The Texas senior was one of Colt McCoy's favorite targets. He trailed Jordan Shipley by one reception for the team lead with 78. He tallied 952 yards and eight touchdowns.
Brian Robiskie, wide receiver
The Ohio State senior led the team in receptions and receiving touchdowns with 37 catches and 8 TDs.
Sergio Kindle, linebacker
The Texas junior was one of Texas' biggest playmakers on defense. He tallied 43 tackles and nine sacks. He also had 11.5 tackles for losses and one forced fumble.
Malcolm Jenkins, cornerback
The Ohio State senior played a mjor role in keeping opposing defenses in check. He racked up 54 tackles and notched three interceptions. He also added three forced fumbles and two blocked kicks.
Mack Brown, head coach
In 11 seasons at Texas, Mack Brown hasn't lost more than 5 games in any year. He's compiled a 114-26 record and won the national championship in 2005. He's been in a bowl game every year and has posted a 7-3 record.
Jim Tressel, head coach
If the Buckeyes can defeat Texas, it will be the fourth straight season Tressel would have two or fewer losses. He is 218-75-2 in his career as a head coach and 83-18 at Ohio State. He has gone 4-3 in bowl games with the Buckeyes.